Graded Cards Not PSA
There are a ton of cards for sale on eBay and other places that are graded by firms other than PSA. Most notably is Beckett, but there are lots of other more obscure ones as well. I can’t help but wonder what the people are thinking who are paying to have their cards graded by firms other than PSA. A Beckett 9.5 appears to generally get about 70 cents on the dollar versus a PSA 10.
These collectors/dealers have to realize they are going to have a discount card if it’s non-PSA. Are all these people just too impatient to endure the wait time of PSA? Do they think they’re going to get the elusive Beckett 10 pristine or something? Why would anyone in their right mind submit a potentially valuable card to a non-PSA grading firm?